oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - A legal-historical perspective on affirmative action in South Africa (part 1)

Volume 12 Number 2
  • ISSN : 1021-545X
  • E-ISSN: 2411-7870



Extracted from text ... South Africa's past reveals a history of colonialism, slavery, patriarchy and apartheid.1 These led to racist and sexist practices and to laws resulting in systemic, structural discrimination and inequality for a black majority, other non-white minorities and women in the country.2 Although discrimination on the grounds of sex in South Africa has not been as visible and widely condemned as discrimination on the basis of race, it has nevertheless resulted in patterns of significant disadvantage.3 This article looks into some 350 years of inequality ..

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